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May 2, 2014 6:00am PDT
. >> and that puts chancellor merk merkelle in a tough spot as she goes to the russia to visit with pew tipp. she speaks russian, and he speaks german, so they will have no confusion. her visit may have a key role in what happens next in ukraine. and dan coats, senator from indiana is joining me now, and i know that you had dinner with the chancellor last night, and look, the president made it clear to me in a question that i gave him over the weekend in asia that the u.s. was not going to go it alone on the sectorial sanctions and that means that the person ratcheting it up is angela merkel and where is she? >> well, she is clearly the spokesperson and the leader of the european nations, and in the best positions to deal with vladimir putin. i highly respect her and her leadership, but we need to speak with one voice, the u.s., and the european naxs in getting russia's attention, and we talked about the lack of ability to have the current sanctions to move the ball. >> and does she acknowledge that the sanctions are not working? >> yes, it is clear that we have not changed putin's calculations i
Apr 30, 2014 6:00am PDT
. the other takeaways from our poll, as a showdown with russia preoccupies washington and the president tries to juggle crisis in ukraine and the middle east, americans across party lines want americans to simply disengage from the world. a full 47% say that they want the u.s. to be less active in global affairs. this is the highest number on this question that we've ever recorded. just 19% call for more active engagement. and approval of the president's foreign policy is at his lowest level of his presidency and on russia and ukraine, just 37% approve of hough he's handling the issue, down 6 points from earlier. >> mrs. bush, would you like to see your son jeb run? >> he's by far the best qualified man but no, i really don't. i think it's a great country, there are a lot of great families and it's not just four families or whatever. there are other people out there that are very qualified and we've had enough bushes. >> well we shall polled the question. it turns out a whopping 69% of americans agree with barbara bush. most say her statement applies ekwlal to both jeb bush and hillary clinto
Apr 29, 2014 6:00am PDT
sanctions for russia today and more outrage from moscow. russia is condemning what it calls iron curtain sanctions. the u.s. has imposed on seven russian individuals and 17 companies with close personal ties to president vladimir putin. today the european union added 15 names to its own list of figures close to the kremlin. meanwhile the obama administration is defending itself against bipartisan criticism in congress that it's not doing more. treasury secretary jack lew spoke to nbc's andrea mitchell. here's what he had to say. >> sanctions are doing what sanctions can do. they're affecting the russian economy. obviously we've made clear that we're prepared to take more steps should we need to. one could say do everything all at once or one could say it do it step by step in a way that most likely will be effective. >> germany depends on russia for a third of its energy and would be key to applying more pressure. by the way, german chancellor angela merkel will meet with president obama at the white house later this week. on monday, russia's defense minister assured chuck hagel that rus
Apr 28, 2014 6:00am PDT
around who we don't know about? >> matthew, my cousin. he's an expert on russia. my mom and dad, too. love you, too. kristen welker is up next with "the daily rundown." >> where's chuck? >> in the philippines. >>> high alert. dozens of tornadoes tear through the heart of the country, killing 18 and leaving a path of destruction. and the threat isn't over for some states this morning. meantime, shocking racial comments allegedly by an nba owner shake the entire league and even prompt a response from president obama on the other side of the world. >> and pope francis sends two of his predecessors into sainthood. we'll get the very latest on the ground outside the vatican. and a very good morning to you from washington. it's monday, april 28, 2014. this is "the daily rundown." i'm kristen welker in for chuck todd, who is still traveling with the president and will join us from manila. but we start with the worst tornado outbreaks this year. 18 people have been killed and more storms are threatening communities in tennessee and mississippi at this very hour. this is what's left in the wa
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